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Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective on Development
Rethinking Innateness asks the question, "What does it really mean to say that a behavior is innate?" The authors describe a new framework in which interactions, occurring at all levels, give rise to… Expand
Infant vocabulary development assessed with a British communicative development inventory.
Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) were collected from 669 British children aged between 1;0 and 2;1. Comprehension and production scores in each age group are calculated. This provides… Expand
From rote learning to system building: acquiring verb morphology in children and connectionist nets
The traditional account of the acquisition of English verb morphology supposes that a dual architecture underlies the transition from early rote-learning processes (in which past tense forms of verbs… Expand
Rapid word learning by fifteen-month-olds under tightly controlled conditions.
Infants (12 to 17 months) were taught 2 novel words for 2 images of novel objects, by pairing isolated auditory labels with to-be-associated images. Comprehension was tested using a preferential… Expand
U-shaped learning and frequency effects in a multi-layered perception: Implications for child language acquisition
A three-layer back-propagation network is used to implement a pattern association task in which four types of mapping are learned. These mappings, which are considered analogous to those which… Expand
Introduction to Connectionist Modelling of Cognitive Processes
Introduction 1. The basics of connectionist information processing 2. The appeal of parallel distributed processing for modelling cognition 3. Pattern association 4. Auto association 5. Training a… Expand
U-shaped learning and frequency effects in a mul-tilayered perceptron: Implications for child langua
Phonological specificity of vowels and consonants in early lexical representations
Infants become selectively sensitive to phonological distinctions relevant to their native language at an early age. One might expect that infants bring some of this phonological knowledge to bear in… Expand
Lexical–semantic priming effects during infancy
- Natalia Arias-Trejo, K. Plunkett
- Biology, Medicine
- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 27 December 2009
When and how do infants develop a semantic system of words that are related to each other? We investigated word–word associations in early lexical development using an adaptation of the inter-modal… Expand
Subjectless sentences in child Danish
Three alternative accounts of subject omission, pragmatic, processing and grammatical, are considered from the perspective of child Danish. Longitudinal data for two Danish children are analyzed for… Expand